Absolute Beginners first crossed my radar last week when a friend showed me a clip of David Bowie dancing on a typewriter. “Big deal,” scoffed I, a connoisseur of Indian cinema. “Merchant and Ivory did that with Hindi superstars ages ago.”* Discovering that David Bowie could tap dance […]
In The Hunger (1983), Miriam Blaylock (Catherine Deneuve) and husband John (David Bowie) are rich and young and in love and have absolutely everything: an inexplicably labyrinthine estate in the heart of Manhattan, yawning, idle days spent on books and orchids and cellos and nights strobing full of […]
David Bowie is re-imagined in woodblock prints by Japanese artists. “One of the latest Bowie tributes comes in the form of two contemporary woodblock prints created by Masumi Ishikawa—one of the artists behind the Ukiyo-e Project. The first piece is inspired by Brian Duffy’s iconic photograph of Bowie […]
When Julien Temple’s Absolute Beginners was released in 1986 it was met with general indifference and some critical dismissals. While the film may have some problems, today its reputation seems to be clouded by the misconception that it single-handedly ruined the prestigious British film studio Goldcrest and was […]
Commander Chris Hadfield performs David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in space.